Martina Pinzino's research while affiliated with Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio and other places

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Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show worse oral health than their peers. Their access to health services is, at present, inadequate: few high-quality interventions have been designed and implemented to improve their care procedures so far. The purpose of this study is to describe an experience of dental care supported by Information an...
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Background: Tests based on human figure drawings (HFD) have captured the attention of clinicians and psychologists for a long time. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of HFD of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) relative to typically developing (TD) controls. Methods: All children were asked to draw three hu...
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Bayesian accounts of autism suggest that this disorder may be rooted in an impaired ability to estimate the probability of future events, possibly owing to reduced priors. Here, we tested this hypothesis within the action domain in children with and without autism using a behavioural paradigm comprising a familiarization and a testing phase. During...
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Aims This study aims to estimate Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) prevalence in school-aged children in the province of Pisa (Italy) using the strategy of the ASD in the European Union (ASDEU) project. Methods A multistage approach was used to identify cases in a community sample ( N = 10 138) of 7–9-year-old children attending elementary schools i...

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... In this sense, technology could be effective even to learn how to familiarize, cope and adapt to new contexts and distressing social situations [10,12]. Few and recent works confirmed increasing attention toward improving access to healthcare environments [4,17] for children with autism. Results were positive in mitigating anxiety, involving and motivating little patients with autism during dental care procedures at the clinic, but the current practice seems to fail in supporting oral hygiene at home, where extra strategies are necessary. ...
... (1) The main media of art therapy include painting, drawing, music, drama, dance, drama, and writing (Chiang et al., 2019). (2) Main contents of painting and drawing include blind drawing, spiral drawing, drawing moods and self-portraits (Legrand et al., 2017;Abbing et al., 2018;Papangelo et al., 2020). (3) Art therapy is mainly used for cancer, depression and anxiety, autism, dementia and cognitive impairment, as these patients are reluctant to express themselves in words (Attard and Larkin, 2016;Deshmukh et al., 2018;Chiang et al., 2019). ...
... In these cases, contextual information becomes decisive in complementing kinematic information. Parallel to several findings outlining either a complementary (e.g., see Almeida et al. [10]; Kalénine & Buxbaum [175]; cf. also Vankov & Kokinov [326]) or interferent (e.g., see Borghi et al. [45]; Randerath et al. [262]) role of contextual information in sensorimotor planning and control processes (Watson & Buxbaum [349]; for a review see van Elk et al. [325]), recent results point out the importance that such information plays also in understanding others' actions (see Anelli et al. [17]; Amoruso & Urgesi [13]; Amoruso et al. [14,15]; cf. also Amoruso et al. [16]). ...
... This results in functional limitations in effective communication, social participation, social relationships, academic achievement or job performance, individually or in combination (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). In the United States (Maenner et al., 2020) the most recent prevalence estimate of ASD is one in 54, and the first prevalence study conducted in Italy on the population with ASD indicated a prevalence of ASD in 7-9-year-olds of about one in 87 (Narzisi et al., 2018). ...